Today we walked from Luarca to Navia, a shorter 22km walk which made it easier for us. It was blowing a gale all day, though, so that was challenging. The storm clouds lingered around us, and only once did they let loose on us, but when that happened, we made it in time to a roadside cafe and had a coffee, and waited it out.
This morning rather than having breakfast at the hotel we’d discovered the night before, a bakery/coffee bar down the road went there for breakfast. They had delicious cakes on display and served decent coffee. We asked for a bacon and egg roll, which they could do, that was washed down with black coffee and followed by a cream doughnut to finish off—a delicious meal for a day’s walk.
It had rained in Luarca before breakfast, and the clouds still lingered overhead. At this point, a black mass was moving in the sky toward us, and we didn’t want to be caught in it, so we ran across a field and went into a roadside cafe to wait it out.
The storm clouds still threatened us as we left the cafe, but somehow miraculously, they seemed to skirt around us and leave us with sunshine. The wind prevailed, though, which was hard to bear at times. A constant throughout the whole day.
We arrived at Navia, our home for tonight, at about 3:30 pm. Not quite as quaint as our previous town Luarca but nice enough. After settling into the hotel, I had to sit down and do some work before heading out on the town to sightsee and grab a beer. Dinner wasn’t too late, about 7:45 pm, where we shared a table with our Mexican friend Alejandro who walked with us today and a new Native Canadian friend, Bond, who was taking it easy today because of issues with his knees. It was a burger meal, so it was not great nutritionally, but fun to sit and share stories.
So there endeth my day. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading.
For a map of today’s walk, you’ll find it below.
Buen Camino! 😇